Ever hear of Laura Nihill? No? How about Biddy Mason? Doesn’t ring a bell? You certainly know about Sacagawea! No? How is that possible? It’s possible because history has tried to diminish or outright ignore women, and that goes double in the Old West, where it seems the men thought they did all the heavy lifting alone. Wrong. And wrong again. Here’s the good news: you don’t have to dig deep to find women who will make everyone proud. Bommersbach has dug and she’s anxious to share!
This program is cohosted by City of Surprise – Art & Culture. This is an in-person program.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jana Bommersbach is one of Arizona’s most acclaimed journalists and the author of nine books. She has been inducted into the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame, as well as the Arizona Music and Art Hall of Fame. She was named Arizona Journalist of the Year. Her debut non-fiction book, The Trunk Murderess Winnie Ruth Judd was chosen for Arizona’s One Book Award. For her television work, she earned a Regional Emmy. For the last 20 years, Bommersbach has also written for True West magazine, specializing in women of the West.